School Rules: New for the 2022 Broadway San Diego Awards (BSDA)  –  May 29, 2022!

Vaccination and mask policy:

The Broadway San Diego Awards is following the protocol set in place by The Broadway League and The Jimmy Awards to require full vaccinations and mask mandates for all nominees/performers participating in The 2022 Jimmy Awards® and the 2022 Broadway San Diego Awards (updated vaccination and mask policy for The Broadway League can be found here).

Eligible high schools must be public or private schools within San Diego County. Schools will not be required to produce a full musical this year. Schools may nominate up to four (4) students per school for Best Actor or Best Actress for the 2022 program.

Each student nominated must submit two (2) songs from qualifying ROLE(s) from The Jimmy Awards® list here (subject to change).

The nominee’s first song/video audition should showcase the strongest aspects of your talents and will be what you’re officially judged on. The second song is for additional consideration and may be used for final judging. Both songs should have a track of piano (a helpful website with free piano accompaniment tracks can be found here).


  • Each solo song must be no more than two (2) minutes and thirty (30) seconds in length.
  • Video files should be no more than 300MB.

Teachers/Educators must communicate to the students they are being nominated for our program. If chosen as a nominee to participate in the 2022 BSDA ceremony, students must be able to participate in the final audition, BSDA competition and the Jimmy Awards competition events in-person.

Please email should schools have any questions regarding these requirements.

All video submissions will be reviewed and adjudicated by a panel of qualified judges selected by Broadway San Diego. No adjudicators will be sent to schools.


2022 BSDA Categories and Evaluation Categories

  • Best Actor: Evaluates the student’s complete proficiency in the areas of singing, acting, and movement.
  • Best Actress: Evaluates the student’s complete proficiency in the areas of singing, acting, and movement.

20 total students (10 actors and 10 actresses) will be selected to compete in the 2022 Broadway San Diego Awards ceremony scheduled for May 29, 2022 (date subject to change).


Eligibility Requirements for Best Actors and Best Actress

Student applicants for Best Actors/Actresses must be enrolled in grades 9-12 in a San Diego public or private high school participating in the BSDA. Student applicants must be nominated by their school and theatre educator they are representing. To compete in the Best Actor or Best Actress category, a student must submit a qualifying song from a qualifying role. A comprehensive list of eligible roles can be found at

Student applicants for Best Actor and Best Actress must agree to possible video recording, televised opportunities, photos, press interviews, and print advertising in conjunction with the BSDA. Students must be willing and available to participate in potential virtual events with the BSDA. If chosen as Best Actress or Best Actor, students must be conflict free and available for all days during the Jimmy Awards week, tentatively scheduled to lead up to the competition on June 27, 2022. A list of qualifying roles for Best Actor and Best Actress can be found here (subject to change).



 January 14 – Last Day to Nominate Students
 February 4 – Last Day for Students to Submit Auditions
 April 30 – In-Person Call Backs (Tentatively)
 May 23-28 – Tech/Rehearsal Week (Tentatively)
• May 29 – Broadway San Diego Awards Competition
 June 18-28 – Jimmy Awards Week (Tentatively)
• June 27 – Jimmy Awards Ceremony

For the complete Rules and Regulations for the 2022 The Jimmy Awards® Virtual Competition, please click here.